HFG understands that space planning determines the trajectory of an entire project. A facility will only meet the requirements of medical staff and patients if planners have carefully considered how form will impact function. Thoughtful planning accommodates specific departmental needs while creating new opportunities for facility-wide coordination. HFG’s expertise includes market analysis, facility assessment, comprehensive program development, scope and cost determination, and flexible plans designed to accommodate your current and future healthcare needs. We prioritize staging and planning in complex work to keep people safe, interference at a minimum, and critical operations continuously functional. By communicating with stakeholders through Lean Design practices and a series of Design Charrettes, our medical planners improve efficiency by configuring space to fit process.
Architecture is a specialized and technical field. Add to this complexity the unique space requirements, equipment needs, and codes and regulations that must be met in medical settings and the result is a narrow field of qualified architects. HFG team members are the design specialists on whom healthcare specialists rely. From the nation’s first and only LEED Platinum Critical Access Hospital to a sustainable, 175-bed cardiothoracic hospital in Kenya, our company exclusively specializes in healthcare architecture. HFG has customized the latest design tools for medical settings. Our ‘Live Design’ process links digital drawings to navigable, 3-D models so that clients can make changes and observe real-time design edits during stakeholder meetings. Our software also enhances our ability to coordinate drawings with engineers and strengthen team cohesion. Finally, HFG’s bold aesthetic designs inspire patients and professionals alike in order to foster healing and satisfaction. The architecture of a structure should complement the entity it houses. We are the architects who understand both design and healthcare.
Interior designers transform raw structural forms into welcoming spaces that promote healing and wellness. The selection of appropriate materials directly impacts infection control, patient safety, perception of care, and many other factors directly affecting the welfare of patients, residents, visitors, and staff. HFG’s exclusive specialization in healthcare gives our experts the experience to envision finishes that can help elevate HCAHPS scores and improve efficiency. We carefully select materials for aesthetics, durability, privacy, acoustics, and functionality in order to create built environments that nurture patients and residents. From lobbies to patient rooms, our professionals fulfill the aesthetic potential created within the structural outlines of a design. HFG’s interior spaces facilitate healing by accommodating both patient comfort and professional efficiency.
Architects once relied on rulers and compasses to articulate their vision. Today, successful architects appreciate how quickly current technologies can become obsolete. HFG is an early adopter of cutting-edge software and simulation technology. Through our advanced rendering software, clients freely navigate photorealistic facility models in order to discover previously unknown preferences and spark collaborative dialogue. Through our ‘Live Design’ process, input received during these virtual site tours is automatically integrated into our models and drawings in real-time. Virtual reality goggles further immerse stakeholders in our digital environments. By holistically replicating the feel of standing in a finished structure, virtual immersion empowers clients to understand their building before its built, at a time when changes are financially achievable.